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Mexican Immigration to the United States

George J. Borjas


From debates on Capitol Hill to the popular media, Mexican immigrants are the subject of widespread controversy. By 2003, their growing numbers accounted for 28.3 percent of all foreign-born inhabitants of the United States. This book analyzes the economic impact of this historically unprecedented exodus. Why do Mexican immigrants gain citizenship and employment at a slower rate than non-Mexicans? Does their migration to the U.S. adversely affect the working conditions of lower-skilled workers already residing there? And how rapid is the intergenerational mobility among Mexican immigrant famil ... More

Keywords: Mexican immigrants, exodus, citizenship, employment, migration, working conditions, intergenerational mobility, economic policy, controversy, foreign-born inhabitants

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Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780226066325
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226066684.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

George J. Borjas, editor

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